As South Lyon First UMC prepares to send another team of over 20 people to the Upper Peninsula to serve GOD’S COUNTRY COOPERATIVE PARISH, the Mission Team also designates the ministries of GOD’S COUNTRY as July’s Mission of the Month.
GOD’S COUNTRY COOPERATIVE PARISH is 7 churches in four counties that banded together to survive and thrive where resources are miles apart in an area of harsh winters, low employment opportunities, and poverty levels above national and state averages. Randy Hildebrandt, who leads GOD’S COUNTRY, frequently visits each community, helping to assess the needs of the people that make up the communities, to assure that they remain a cohesive unit for support, encouragement and ministry.